MAXXXINE – Review by T.J. Callahan

Fans of Ti West’s series will be pleased with the conclusion even if it’s the most conventional of the three stories and packs less of a punch. Mia Goth sizzles as the fearless do whatever it takes to get ahead, defiant daughter of a preacher while Kevin Bacon is having fun as the almost unrecognizable greasy private eye hired to find Maxine and bring her to justice. Maxxxine is tense without relying on jump scares. It’s really more drama than horror, but when there is horror it’s gasp worthy.

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SPACE ODDITY – Review by T.J. Callahan

Kevin Bacon is one degree of separation from his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, as he co-stars in her directorial theatrical feature debut. Bacon plays a flower farmer who is trying to keep his family’s legacy business alive on Earth while supporting his troubled son Alex’s wish to live on Mars in Space Oddity. Alex says space is safe and so was Sedgwick with her storytelling.

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SPACE ODDITY – Review by Lois Alter Mark

Kyra Sedgwick’s directorial debut is a charming little film with lofty aspirations. Space Oddity is about a young man named Alex (Kyle Allen) who is preparing for his upcoming trip to Mars. No, he is not an astronaut and, no, this is not a NASA-sanctioned mission. Rather, he has been enlisted by a private group whose legitimacy is questionable at best. But, despite his family’s misgivings, he is determined to leave behind the life he knows for a one way trip to a world no one has ever even visited.

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THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY HOLIDAY SPECIAL – Review by Susan Granger

An animated flashback that shows how, years ago, Yondu (Michael Rooker) ruined Christmas for young Peter Quill by trashing his tree, throwing out his gifts and scolding him for his sentimentality. Listening to this recollection in outer space and realizing how much now-grown Peter – a.k.a. Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) – misses Earth’s holiday customs and traditions, his Guardian friends, Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Drax (Dave Bautista), embark on a quest to find him the perfect Christmas gift.

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